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you for reminding me of that chapter in my public clear and what you and john kerry accomplished together. i want to talk about the role of the united states, it is called upon to negotiate, to make it safer. certainly since world war ii, it has involved nuclear weapons and it does to this day as we discussed the future of nuclear entrance like, god forbid, iran intoork the nuclear club, which we don't want to see happen. we also know there came a new threat, terrorism, in a different form. biological and chemical weapons. organizations that attacked the united states and killed innocent people. but it was, i think last year or the year before, that we were briefed by the state department, department of defense, about the greatest threat to security in the united states and it wasn't either of those things. it was cybersecurity. i think you may have attended the brief, the classified briefing for members of the senate. democrats and republicans. they explained to us this invisible war that goes on even as we meet between the united states and many who are not our friends that are
. host: do his picks for the secretariat of defense statement that? guest: both will be confirmed. kerry is someone who the senators approve of more than secretary rice, who is controversial. senator kerry is much beloved by everyone on capitol hill. john mccain said he would endorse him. that will go through without controversy. both of these men will be confirmed easily. people think the secretary of defense choice is a signal that we will not be as aggressive as somewhat like in defending israel. host: minimum wage. do you expect those issues to gcome up>? guest: the campaign was focused on jobs. the relative lack of direct engagement with how you create jobs during the inaugural address. this was not a set of policy proposals. there will be more about this in the state of the union. it was striking that the focus of the campaign was not terribly reflected in the address he gave yesterday. as far as labor issues, a lot of this is going on in the states. there is a national political aspect to this. i do not know what plans they have for some of these issues. it was interesting yesterd
is a look at our prime- time schedule. starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span, senator john kerry testifies on his nomination to be the secretary of state. on c-span2, leon panetta on women in combat. on c-span 3, remarks from secretary napolitano on cyber security. on the next "washington journal," william kristol. then kevin cathcart looks at the state of gay-rights in the u.s. then hubert hamer discussing the drought. >> contact. glad to see you. >> it is hard to realize now, 25 years after, what the climate was like back then. in a way, after the stalin years and khrushchev pounding with his shoe and all that sort of thing, soviets were very foreign to us. but after some of the things that happened, we thought they were pretty aggressive people and i will not say monsters. they probably thought we were monsters. we very quickly broke through that. when you deal with people who are in the same line of work as you are, and you are around them for a short time, you discover they are human beings. >> this weekend, oral histories, apollo-soyuz. sunday at 3:00 p.m. eastern on c-span3. c-span,
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